GM Goes Green with 1.8 Megawatt Solar Rooftop in Toledo

General Motors has announced that its Toledo transmission plant in Ohio will be fitted with a 1.8-megawatt rooftop solar array next month. The project will spawn the largest rooftop solar arrangement in Ohio and will generate nearly three percent of the plant’s overall electricity consumption, which would be enough to power 200 households.
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“Having 21,000 solar panels on Toledo’s roof is a great visual representation of our commitment to renewable energy,” said Rob Threlkeld, General Motors manager of renewable energy. “It proves to our employees and the people who live in and around Toledo that clean energy plays a significant role in the building of our vehicles.”

GM also revealed that it will have more than 40 megawatts of solar energy installed at its facilities globally by the end of 2013. Two of its five largest rooftop solar arrays in the world are located at Opel’s Rüsselsheim facility in Germany and the Zaragoza Assembly plant in Spain.
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